Ice Cream 'Box' Cake Pops
Make the most of that ice cube tray with these delicious ice cream cake pops!
Recipe type: Dessert
- 15 oz yellow cake mix, 1 box, prepared according to package instructions, cooled (450 g)
- ½ cup vanilla frosting (50 g)
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream, softened (145 g)
- 1 cup chocolate cookie, crushed (100 g)
- 1 cup chocolate ice cream, softened (145 g)
- 2 cups white chocolate, melted, plus 2 tablespoons, divided (340 g)
- whipped cream, for decorating, optional
- sprinkles, for decorating, optional
- SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
- 24 ice pop sticks
- foam board, optional
- In a large bowl, crumble the cake into fine uniform crumbs. Add the vanilla frosting and mix thoroughly.
- Press 1 tablespoon of the cake mixture into each of the divots of an ice cube tray.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of vanilla ice cream over the cake. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of crushed cookies.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of chocolate ice cream on top (the ice cream might melt and mix slightly).
- Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Dip the ice pop sticks into 2 tablespoons of melted white chocolate and press them into the centers of the ice cream cake pops. Freeze for at least 8 hours, until solid.
- To make the cake pop holder, cut 3 2-foot by 5-inch (½ meter by 13 cm) strips of foam board. Place tape in between each layer, one on top of the other, so you have 3 layers of foam board. Carefully create 24 ½-inch (1 cm) slits 2 inches (2 cm) apart with a precision knife. Cut deep enough so you puncture the second layer of foam board. Each cake pop should easily push into the board and stand upright.
- Use a butter knife or offset spatula to loosen the ice cream cake pops from the ice cube tray.
- Add the remaining melted white chocolate to a tall drinking glass. Working 1 at a time, pull each cake pop from the ice cube mold and dip into the melted white chocolate. Place the cake pops in the cake pop holder or on a plate and keep in the freezer until ready to serve.
- Decorate the cake pops with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired.
- Serve immediately.